Here is the prize-winning silly question of the year: Would you like to look younger? If the answer is no, then read no further. However, if your reply is at least a maybe, then this may be the page for you, and the answer may be Botox.
At South Lake OB/GYN and Advanced Surgery, we offer Botox injections to help fight the signs of aging like wrinkles and sagging skin. Located in Clermont, South Lake offers services ranging from gynecology and obstetrics to medical spa treatments. Women’s health is our primary concern, and we want to help you look and feel your best. If you’re interested in Botox treatments, contact South Lake today.
Botox is a purified form of botulinum toxin, and it is used mainly to reduce wrinkles in the aging face. The results are only temporary, but the injections can be administered quickly in a fairly non-invasive procedure. Results are visible in three or four days and the full effect can be seen in about one week.
The injections, which are usually administered over a 10-minute period, generally last three or four months and sometimes as long as six months before another treatment is required. The doses of Botox are the same at each visit.
Besides the results, one of the best benefits of these injections is that the procedure does not involve incisions or cuts that are often a part of other cosmetic treatments. You are cautioned not to rub your face for the first few hours after a Botox treatment, but you can resume regular activities after that.
Botox works by relaxing the facial muscles, which in turn smoothes the skin and reduces wrinkles, especially on the forehead and around the eyebrows. It helps to erase frown lines above and below the brows and takes the sag out of the permanent wrinkles that tend to accumulate in that area.
A Botox injection is generally safe and reliable, but there are some possible side effects. There may be headaches and some bruising after a treatment or an eyelid that droops for a time after the injections. These are usually not serious and will return to normal quickly. Some people, however, do experience more serious problems such as flu-like symptoms, facial pain, and nausea. In rare cases, an ulceration may develop in the white of the eye, and in some extremely rare cases, the toxin may spread from the injection sight and cause swallowing and breathing problems. People who are already suffering from problems that cause swallowing or breathing difficulties are cautioned about beginning Botox injections.
For most people, however, Botox injections are a safe and reliable method of keeping a more youthful appearance. If you need to put that smile back on your face, contact South Lake OB/GYN and Advanced Surgery to learn more about Botox and a younger looking you.